Obscura: RRCC's Literary & Art Magazine:

The 18th edition of Obscura is now available!

RRCC's Literary & Art Magazine: Obscura

What is Obscura?

Obscura is an annual literary and art magazine that features the creative work of RRCC students. Founded in 2004, Obscura has grown to become a staple of Red Rock's creative culture. Send all submissions to rrccobscura@gmail.com

Obscura's editorial staff is made up of students who take the Literary Magazine (ENG 231) course in the Spring. Students in ENG 231 work as a team to select the best poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art from over one hundred student submissions each year. Students also handle the designing and marketing of Obscura both in print and online. This is truly is an RRCC student publication!

If you are interested in joining Obscura, sign-up or reach out to the Chair of the English Department!

How does someone get published?

Currently enrolled students at Red Rocks Community College can submit for a chance to be selected for publication.

Our typical genres for publication include...

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Art
For Spring 2023, Obscura will also accept submissions of...
  • One-Act Plays
  • Graphic Stories
  • Hybrid works like visual poetry, photo essays, and collages.
  • We may be open to other creative works of literary or artistic merit. Ask or send it our way!

Editors' Note: Unfortunately, we receive many fine submissions each year and cannot publish everything. We may also not be able to accept creative work that we, as editors, do not feel we are able to judge for publication.

Submission Directions:

  • Send all submissions to rrccobscura@gmail.com

  • Title your submission email "Submission"

  • In the email, include your full name with both your student email address and a permanent non-student email address. Please state the title(s) and genre(s) of your work.

  • Each submitted work must include a title or be named Untitled.

  • All prose entries must be no more than 5,000 words long and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx). Documents should be formatted with 12-point, Times New Roman font, and should be single-spaced and justified.

  • All poetry entries must be no more than two pages long and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx). Documents should be formatted with 12-point, Times New Roman font, and should be single-spaced.

  • All visual art or writing must be submitted without a watermark, as an Adobe Acrobat file (.pdf), and must work for 5"x7" dimensions (the size when printed).

  • Only three submissions per student per submission year are allowed.

Want to see some of our past published authors and artists?

Check out the links to Obscura's archived editions to the left or you could check out Obscura's YouTube channel.

Obscura Spring 2017 Issue

The 14th Edition (Spring 2017) of Obscura is now available! View or download it here.PDF Format